OBITUARY

Maria Ernestina Perez Suarez

August 16, 1926June 10, 2021
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Maria Ernestina Perez Suarez entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 94. She was born on August 16, 1926 to Octaviano Perez and Josefa Salinas Perez in Rios, Texas.

Maria married the love of her life at the age of 20, Jose Natividad Suarez, they wedded on June 30, 1946. For many years, Maria was a devoted housewife and cared for her children. She was very religious, was very devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and prayed for her family & friends fervently. She always had a remedy to fix the mere stomachache to a simple headache and even her famous diaper rash cream mix that made its way to even treat and heal her great-grandchildren. She also took a love to plants and had a green thumb. Her home was surrounded in them and the scent of jasmine and roses was always around. She was known for her famous tamales, there was never a “season” for them when it came to her making them. Family, friends, and local people knew they could count on her to make her variety of flavors of different tamales at any time of the year. Maria took to making tamales with her sister, Berta, and they also shared a love in playing BINGO. They had their share of lucky wins.

Later in life, she joined her husband in becoming the caretakers of the Premont Auditorium and Premont County Gym. Her grandchildren joined them after school to spend time with them and were taught to become close and hold bonds they still share until this day.

Maria was the type of person who was ready to help anyone, one of the purest hearts of Gold. As she grew older, she became widowed in 1998, she eventually was being devotedly cared for by her late daughter, Naela. They shared a bond like no other. They had a beautiful mother-daughter relationship and were the best of friends. She was always surrounded by her sons and grandchildren and she loved that.

In her last days of life, the hospital Chaplin made his way to anoint her. He asked for her age, we replied, “94.” Chaplin replied, “Wow, that’s beautiful, we all wish to live a long fulfilling life as she did, and that’s indeed a blessing.”

That she indeed do, 94 beautiful years of lessons taught and memories to last a lifetime, she left her family and anyone who knew her. The sweetest, pure heart of Gold lived life to the fullest and loved with her whole heart.

~In Life, we loved you dearly; in death, we love you still. In our hearts, you hold a place; no one else will ever fill.

She was reunited in Heaven with her parents; husband, Jose N. Suarez; two sons, Alejandro Suarez and Gavino Suarez; her daughter, Naela Marta Rodriguez; son-in-law, Rene Rodolfo Rodriguez, Sr. and grandson, Alberto Suarez, Jr.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories her sons, Jose N. Suarez, Jr., Octaviano (Lucy) Suarez, Sr. and Alberto Suarez, Sr. all of Premont, Texas; sister, Aminta Munoz of La Glora, Texas; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and many extended family members and friends.

A Rosary for will be prayed at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday , June 19, 2021 at Funeraria Del Angel with Visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church and services will conclude with Burial at the Premont Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

  • Rosary - Live Stream

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Lucy Suarez

June 18, 2021

My beautiful mother inlaw, you were such a beautiful soul inside and out. From the moment I came into the family you welcomed me with open arms and love. I was 18 and not one idea on how to cook, I thought we could live on love lol so I asked for your help so I could make dinner for my new husband. You did not hesitate or shame me. Instead you and Naela came over and showed me what to do..I will forever be grateful for your guidance and your prayers. From you and my mother I learned that in our lives we live for God first and our family always. Love you forever..
Lucy

Lisa Ann Rodriguez

June 18, 2021

Dearest Wela,
I have so much to be grateful for when it comes to you. You taught me so much. I still have the memory of you teaching me how to make my famous rice. You were very stern yet so gentle. A pure heart of gold just like my Momma, and I’m the very reflection of you both. Loosing all 3 of you (Daddy, Momma, & you) in a matter of months has my heart so completely broken. I very much do believe you’re in no pain and somewhere Beautiful. Reunited with Momma for sure. It just hurts so much to not have you all here with me. I will be forever grateful that our boys got know their great grandma who was just like a grandma to them as you were to me. All 3 of you shared a beautiful bond. You never forgot to ask me as soon as you saw me “where are the boys?” They love you as much as you love them. Thank you for loving my husband as your own too, he loves you very much. We have so many beautiful memories of all of us from holidays, weekend BBQ, doctor visits, to road trips, and so much more. I will hold those all so close to my heart & I will make sure the boys & Luis will too. I will never let your memory fade I promise. 94 beautiful years, a very fulfilled life. I’m so honored to call you my wela. Te quiero mucho mi wela bonita. Send my love to My daddy & Momma.
~I will Love You Always & Miss You Forever.
Your loving Grand daughter,
Lisa Ann

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